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    Sydney, Australia.

    Full titles read: "THE HOLD UP ! - The trouble started in Australia, when an elephant or two passed down the main street of Sydney."

    L/S's of three elephants (they look like Indian elephants) walking down a main road in Sydney. The narrator says that "as it's Friday they're going to the bargain sale." L/S on of the large elephants lying down in the middle of the road. High angle shots of the traffic queuing up behind the blockage in the road.

    C/U of a man removing a large nail from the elephants foot with a pair of pliers. Humorous footage of a man coming out of a pub drunk (I presume he's acting for the film), he turns around to see three large elephants in the street. Out of focus blurred shot of what the drunken lout is supposed to be looking at. The man is so shocked by the sight of the elephants that he runs away and climbs up a telegraph pole !

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  • Data

    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Media URN:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:24:10:00 / 01:25:45:00
    PT 172
    Sort Number:
    PT 172
  • Appears in...

    Entertainment & Humour Science & Technology
    Sydney Selection, pre-WW2 Australian Pubs
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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